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KIRK, Allison
METTEER, Joseph Warren
MILLS, Minnie May
KIRK, John Samuel Sr.
METTEER, Lucretia Arabella

KIRK, John Samuel Jr.


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LOPES, Elydia Loretta Azevedo

KIRK, John Samuel Jr. 1 2

  • Born: 13 Oct 1924, Colusa, California 3
  • Marriage: LOPES, Elydia Loretta Azevedo on 10 Oct 1948 in Marysville, CA
  • Died: 6 Apr 1959, Sutter County, California at age 34 4
  • Buried: 9 Apr 1959, Sutter Cemetary, Sutter, California 5

bullet   Cause of his death was Suffocation by drowning.


bullet  Research Notes:

World War II Involvment according to Jack's military records:
Jack Samuel Kirk entered the military on Jan 23, 1943 at San Francisco, California. His serial number was #817300, selective service board no. Unknown.
He was 18 years old and a senior at Yuba City Union High School. According to his seperation papers, he had comleted 8 years grammer school and 3 years high school. His major courses were "Academic" with trade courses in wood work for 3 years and metal shop for 2 years. His job summary stated that he worked as an usher in a theater; automobile service station attendant and in a cannery. Jack's last employer before entering the military was J. Kirby (service station) in Yuba City (Nov 1942).
Time Line:
Jan. 23, 1943, inducted as a Private
(Physical Listed the following:
Examined Jan 23, 1943
Eyes: Blue #12
Hair: Auburn
Complexion: Ruddy
Height: 72 1/2 inches
Weight: 143 pounds
Nature of Waiver: None
Jan. 25, 1943 he was transfered
Jan. 26, 1943 was joined to RE-8th RBn
(this appears to be a basic training where his markings were as follows:
Military Efficiency 3.5
Neatness & Military Bearing 3.5
Intelligence 3.5
Obedience 5
Sobriety 5
Mar. 20, 1943 transfered
Mar. 20, 1943 joined Sea School Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA
May 13, 1943 he was transfered with the following marks:
Military Efficiency 4
Neatness & Bearing 4
Intelligence 4
Obedience 5
Sobriety 5
May 15, 1943 joined at MS Treasure Island Activities, San Francisco
May 31, 1943 was transfered
June 1, 1943 joined MB-USRS in San Francisco
June 30, 1943 had semi-annual markings of 4.5, 4.6, 4.5, 5, 5
Sept 7, 1943 was transferred
Sept 8, 1943 joined the USS Idaho with V.W. Banning, Major signing
Sept 16, 1943 promoted to PFC

bullet  Medical Notes:

Death Certificate Information:
John Samuel Kirk, Jr. Date of death April 6, 1959 at 8:40 pm. Male, white, born in California on October 13, 1924 at age 34. Father is John S. Kirk Sr., born in Illinois and morther is Lucretia Metteer born in California. Was citizen of USA and social security number was 561-26-2184. His last occupation was farm laborer working for Robert Amarel in the farming industry. He was married to Elydia Kirk, housewife and was in World War II. Place of death was Sutter Extension Water District Canal Robert Amarel Ranch on Township Road, outside city coporate limits of Yuba City, Sutter County. Had lived in county for 33 years and in California for his life. His last usual residence was Route 1 box 271, (on farm) Yuba City, Sutter Co., California. Physician or Cornoner was G.W. Carpenter-sheriff coroner, and H.P. Ollar-undersheriff coroner who investigated and autopsied on 4/7/1959. Buried 4/9/1959 in Sutter Cemetary from the Chapel of the Twin Cities by Walter B. Ullrey embalmer -license number 3100. Local registrar was Leon M. Swift, M.D. Cause of death was suffocation by drowning. An autopsy was performed-gross findings used in determining stated causes of death. It was deamed an acident after he fell or slipped into a deep irrigation ditch about 6:30p.m. on 4/6/1959. It occurred while at work on the farm in rural Yuba City, Sutter County, California


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the 1930 US Federal Census census on 9 Apr 1930 in Yuba City, Sutter, California. 1 Kirk, John, son, does not live on a farm, m, w, age 5, single, has attended school since Sept. 1, 1929, born in California, Father born in Illinois, mother born in California, no occupation.

He was buried on 9 Apr 1959 in Sutter Cemetary, Sutter, California. Kirk, John Samuel, G-61-5, male, buried 9 April 1959, vet


John married Elydia Loretta Azevedo LOPES, daughter of Augustine Matias AZEVEDO Jr. and Elvira Rose FREITAS, on 10 Oct 1948 in Marysville, CA. (Elydia Loretta Azevedo LOPES was born on 23 Oct 1923 in Marysville, California,6 died on 2 Jan 2003 in STMC, Winchester, TN and was buried on 6 Jan 2003 in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, TN.) The cause of her death was Anuerism in the brain.

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage: Marriage Certificate, 10 Oct 1948, Marysville, CA. 'I certify that on the 10th day of October, 1948 at St. Josephs Church, Marysville, in the County of Yuba, State of California, under authority of a license issued by the County Clerk of Yuba County, I, the undersigned as a Roman Catholic Priest, joined in marriage John Samuel Kirk and Elydia Loretta Lopes in the presence of Robert Amarel, a resident of Yuba City, county of Sutter, state of California and Mary E. Amarel, a resident of Yuba City, county of Sutter, state of California, who witnessed the ceremony.

Rev. Daniel McCarthy
signature of person solemnizing marriage

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a copy of the original certificate of marriage of the parties therein named.
Rev. Daniel McCarthy
signature of person solemnizing marriage'



1 California, Sutter County, 1930 US Census, population schedule (Department of Commerce-Bureau of the Census), John S. Kirk household, city of Yuba City, enumeration district 51-11,sheet 7B, dwelling 172, family 177.

2 State of California-Department of Public Health, Certificate of death, certificate number 5100-52.

3 State of California, California Birth Index (1905-1995) (Center for Health Statistics, California Dept. of Health Services, Sacramento, California).

4 The California Dept of Health Services Office of Health Information/Research vital Statistics, California Death Records (California Vital Statistics,: 1959, Sutter County), John Samuel Kirk, 561-26-2184.

5 Sutter Co., California Cemetary, Sutter County Cemetaries (Online: <>), John Samuel Kirk entry, downloaded 12/27/2003.

6 State of California, California Birth Index (1905-1995) (Center for Health Statistics, California Dept. of Health Services, Sacramento, California), Elydia Azevedo, born 23 Oct 1923, mothers maiden name Frates, born in Butte Co.

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